The first book in the Hardy Boys series!
Frank and Joe Hardy are delivering important papers for their father when they are almost run off the road by a maniac driver with bright red hair! Then they discover that this same driver has stolen their friend's hot rod and robbed several other places in town . . . the boys decide to take the case but things just don't seem to add up when some witnesses saw a man with brown hair, while others saw a man with bright red hair. Will the Hardy boys figure out whodunit?
A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.
Franklin W. Dixon is a pen name used by a variety of authors writing for the classic series, The Hardy Boys. The first and most well-known "Franklin W. Dixon" was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author who contributed 19 of the first 25 books in the series. Other writers who have adopted the pseudonym include Christopher Lampton, John Button, Amy McFarlane, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.